Axonopus P.Beauv.

First published in Ess. Agrostogr.: 12 (1812)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa, Central U.S.A. to Tropical & Subtropical America, Easter Island.


Native to:

Alabama, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cameroon, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Dominican Republic, Easter Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Carolina, Suriname, Tanzania, Texas, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Virginia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, California, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, Hawaii, India, Jawa, Kermadec Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Philippines, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Solomon Is., Spain, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tuamotu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Black. in Adv. Front. Pl. Sci. 5 (1963)
  • Ess. Agrost. 12, 154 (1812)
  • F.T.A. 9: 565 (1919)
  • Gledhill in Bol. Soc. Brot. 40: 125 (1966)
  • in J. West Afr. Sci. Ass. 11: 20 (1966).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Black in Adv. Front. Pl. Sci. 5: 1–186 (1963).
  • Ess. Agrost.: 12 (1812).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ess. Agrost.: 12 (1812)
  • G.A. Black in Adv. Front. Pl. Sci. 5: 1–186 (1963)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 21, 1953 Glaziou, A.F.M. [22483], Brazil K001086183 Yes
Dec 18, 1953 Glaziou, A.F.M. [17934], Brazil K001086177 Yes
Dec 18, 1953 Glaziou, A.F.M. [17934], Brazil K001086182 Yes
Eden, M.J. [EM48], Brazil K001086212 Yes
Hoehne, W. [s.n.], Brazil K001086214 Yes
Sant'Ana, S.C. [105], Brazil K001086201 Yes
Skvortzov, B.V. [280], Brazil K001086204 Yes
Hatschbach, G.M. [56492], Brazil K001086206 Yes
Rothery, H.C. [s.n.], French Guiana K001086208 Yes
Ferreira, M.C. [1882], Brazil K001086222 Yes
Nascimento, H.T.S. [1142], Brazil K001086225 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [6287], Brazil K001086172 Yes
Filgueiras, T.S. [905], Brazil K001086173 Yes
Eiten, G. [10634], Brazil K001086181 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [6041], Brazil K001086186 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [8782], Brazil K001086189 Yes
Hatschbach, G.G. [64910], Brazil K001086167 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [5088], Brazil K001086219 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [8971], Brazil K001086187 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [6770], Brazil K001086215 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [85912], Brazil K001086180 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [2855], Brazil K001086190 Yes
Hatschbach, G.G. [45909], Brazil K001086176 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [8579], Brazil K001086179 Yes
Eden, M.J. [s.n.], Brazil K001086211 Yes
Castellanos, A. [22663], Brazil K001086175 Yes
Coradin, L. [5086], Brazil K001086169 Yes
Longhi-Wagner [3724], Brazil K001086185 Yes
Oldenburger, F.H.F. [1962], Brazil K001086202 Yes
Cordeiro, J. [2028], Brazil K001086200 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [8841], Brazil K001086178 Yes
Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001086184 Yes
Hoock-Cayenne, J. [s.n.], Suriname K001086198 Yes
Hoock-Cayenne, J. [3750], Guyana K001086197 Yes
Rosa, R.A. [1501], Brazil K001086171 Yes
Hoock-Cayenne, J. [1372], Guyana K001086195 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [3742], Brazil K001086193 Yes
Filgueiras, T.S. [1147], Brazil K001086213 Yes
Hoock-Cayenne, J. [1295], Guyana K001086196 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [7600], Brazil K001086216 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [2855], Brazil K001086191 Yes
Hatschbach, G.G. [33822], Brazil K001086166 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [6190], Brazil K001086209 Yes
Hassler, E. [10781], Paraguay K001086174 Yes
Costa, J. [1822], Brazil K001086221 Yes
Glaziou, A.F.M. [17983], Brazil K001086210 Yes
Hatschbach, G.G. [34232], Brazil K001086164 Yes
Hatschbach, G.G. [64894], Brazil K001086168 Yes
Klein, R.M. [12054], Brazil K001086170 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [3569], Brazil K001086188 Yes
Oldenburger, F.H.F. [2110], Brazil K001086203 Yes
Black, G.A. [57-20133], Brazil K001086199 Yes
Hatschbach, G.G. [40824], Brazil K001086224 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [6989], Brazil K001086217 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [3742], Brazil K001086194 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [361], Brazil K001086223 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [8900], Brazil K001086218 Yes
Oldenburger, F.H.F. [1953], Brazil K001086205 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [3693], Brazil K001086192 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [6090], Brazil K001086220 Yes
Filgueiras, T.S. [901], Brazil K001086207 Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    • Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora.
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.